Health Across the Lifespan: Mental Health (10197.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Nursing||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe concepts of mental health and mental illness across the life span;
2. Identify the developmental stages that increase a person's vulnerability to mental health problems;
3. Describe and discuss the continuum of mental health practice from promotion and prevention through to recovery models of care;
4. Conduct mental health and risk assessment; and
5. Critically apply psychological and pharmacological interventions.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites10192 Narratives of Illness and Well-being OR 6532 Human Physiology and the Lifecycle
OR 9066 Nursing Caring
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 364JA Bachelor of Nursing OR 365JA Bachelor of Nursing Advanced OR 202JA Bachelor of Physiotherapy.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Mr Matthew Beverley-Stone|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Natasha Jojo|
Students will be expected to read widely around the topic area, and particularly note the Australian-based and highly regarded, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. This source is available in the University library as an online source.
All UC nursing courses use APA 7th Edition for referencing. This source is available in the University Library as an online source and library staff are available to assist in using this.
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10. 1037/0000165-000
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items will be submited online via the Canvas teaching site, unless specifically instructed by the Unit Convenor.
The first page of each assessment item should include the following information (as per APA guide available via the University Library):
- Student ID number
- Assessment Name
- Word Count (if applicable)
Student's names are not to be included on any assessment tasks/submissions. Only Student ID numbers should be included (as per the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedures).
Assessment items must be submitted to the assignment area in the Unit's UCLearn site, relating to that piece of assessment. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item, to the right submission section.
Students are strongly encouraged to submit their assessment during business hours to ensure access to Student Support Services including IT Service Desk and the Library. It is important to note that personal network/computer/technical problems are generally not considered acceptable grounds or reasons for an extension to the due date. Students who are experiencing difficulty uploading a submission are strongly encouraged to take a screenshot of any error messages, including the date and time, and contact Service Desk for technical support.
Students must submit their own original work that has not been previously submitted for assessment at the Univerity of Canberra. Self plagiarism is grounds for referral for academic misconduct.
To pass this unit, students must:
- Submit all assessment items as instructed, and
- Achieve 50% overall
Special assessment requirements
Moderation will be undertaken for assessment items to ensure that marking is fair and consistent. Moderation processes are in line with the Faculty of Health guidelines and the University Assessment Procedures https://www.canberra.edu.au/Policies/PolicyProcedure/Index/369
Late submissions will only be accepted for a limited period. If more than one late submission is made within that period, only the first late submission will be accepted for marking and may be subject to penalties as detailed in the the Assessment Procedures
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
In order to get the most out of your studies, it is strongly recommended that you plan your time commitments, actively engage in class discussions (online or face-to-face) and work with your peers as part of your study. The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style.
Please note that as per UC guidelines, for each 3 Credit Points in a Unit of study students should expect to spend approximately one-hundred and fifty (150) hours per teaching period on both directed and self directed activities in order to engage meaningfully in the unit content and to develop assessments for learning.
In nursing where PEP is a requirement for professional registration, hours expected for engagement and to meet the unit requirements are necessarily adjusted and may fluctuate during the teaching period.
All Bachelor of Nursing students are expected to undertake up to five (5) hours per week per unit of directed/self-directed learning (SDL) related to content engagement, assessment preparation, clinical learning or revision in addition to their timetabled unit contact (i.e., lectures, workshops, tutorials).
Inclusion and engagement
Students within 364JA Bachelor of Nursing must ensure that they meet the Inherent Requirements relevant to the profession of nursing – it is each students responsibility to read and understand these UC Nursing Inherent Requirements statements. For support in meeting the inherent requirements, please make a time with Inclusion@canberra.edu.au and your Course Convenor BNConvenor@canberra.edu.au.
It is expected that students will participate in all learning opportunities in this unit. This is inclusive of all timetabled activities. Assessment items are linked to the unit learning outcomes, the NMBA Registered Nurse standards for practice and professional codes. Therefore, all students are required to attend and actively participate in all learning activities scheduled for this unit. Student can self-select their preferred classes via the Allocate+ system.
The theoretical underpinning of caring science is fundamental to ensure safe nursing practice. Completion of all learning modules, including directed and self-directed study, and active participation in workshops is expected. Participating in workshop discussions to clarify concepts and to develop confidence with professional communication and verbally expressing ideas can be helpful for students and also supports the learning of student peers (see NMBA RN standards for practice 2016 Standard 2 and related criterion https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Professional-standards/registered-nurse-standards-for-practice.aspx.
Required IT skills
Please note you will require computer skills to access the internet and upload to the Canvas University site submissions in various formats. This Unit may involve online meetings in real time using a Virtual Room. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, please visit the UCLearn Student Help link available to you.
Students undertaking Units where there are assessment items conducted online are strongly encouraged to test their setup during the semester. Where support for troubleshooting technical issues is identified by students, students are encouraged to seek support from Service Desk.
The following costs are expected with this Unit:
- Self printing of any electronic material provided
- Potential costs associated with remote learning activities (e.g. reliable computer and internet connection)
Work placement, internships or practicums